2023-2024 Winter Travel Program

The Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association (MAYHA) travel program offers a competitive option for players to maximize their development. Travel teams receive more practice ice than our recreational teams and compete in the Montana Amateur Hockey Association’s “Treasure State League” (TSL) in their age division and level. In addition to league games, travel teams participate in regional tournaments. All players must try out for the travel program, and most age divisions offer both an A and B levels.

Travel fees include two to three on-ice practices each week (see schedule below), entry into our home tournament and the MAHA state tournament, additional ice slots, travel team jackets, jerseys (returned at season end), coaching stipends, and other team expenses. Tryouts will be held during September, and A and B teams will be formed where numbers allow. Each age group will participate in a week-long tryout.

Please read the sections below for complete information about the program. If you have any questions, contact Youth Hockey Director Grace Hoene, whose information is listed at the bottom of the page.


Tryouts 2023

Click HERE for the 2023 travel team tryout schedule. Tryouts will be held in September.

Fall Practices

After teams are formed, travel teams will have one practice per week until the regular winter schedule begins on Monday, November 6. Click HERE for the fall travel team practice schedule.

Winter Schedule

The first half of the travel team winter practice schedule will run through December 21, 2023. We will have a one-week break for the holidays with optional practices for each team as needed. Practices will resume on Tuesday, January 2 and run through March 14, 2024. Click HERE for a printable PDF version of the weekly winter practice schedule.

Parent Meetings

Each age group will have a mandatory parent meeting with the Youth Hockey Director. Meetings will be held in the Culinary building on the Fairgrounds, which is located across the parking lot from the rink. The meetings will be held as follows:

Peewee – 6:45 pm, Tuesday, September 5 (immediately after the first tryout)

High School (JV & Varsity) – 6:45 pm, Wednesday, September 6

Girls (19U/14U & 12U) – 6:45 pm, Tuesday, September 12

Squirt – 7 pm, Tuesday, September 19

Bantam – 7 pm, Sunday, September 24

Parents are also required to attend a Positive Coaching Alliance training prior to December 31st, 2023. These virtual workshops give parents and coaches tips and tools to help our players have the best possible youth hockey experience. PCA workshops are interactive, so please be prepared to participate throughout. If you have completed a PCA training in a prior season, you do not need to participate again.

PCA’s Positive Sports Parent
11/16 – 7pm
Please register in advance for this workshop here.

Morning Skills Academy

This is an optional add-on program for players ages 10U and older to get additional development ice time during the week. Morning Skills sessions will run from 6-7 am on Tuesday mornings, beginning November 7th.

Cost: $320 full season, $140/$180 half season, goalies FREE

Age Groups & Fees

Age DivisionRegistration FeeVolunteer Amount
Birth years 2013-2014
$700 skater
$525 goalie
Birth years 2011-2012
$875 skater
$650 goalie

GIRLS (12U/14U)
Birth years 2009-2012)
$600 skater
$450 goalie
Birth years 2009-2010
$1025 skater
$770 goalie
Birth years 2005-2009
$1025 skater
$770 goalie
Birth years 2005-2009s (must be in high school)
$1375 skater
$1025 goalie

*Must be in high school to play JV/Varsity.

Travel registrations received after August 21 are assessed a $50 late fee.


Volunteer Obligation

All winter travel hockey registrations include a $250 volunteer obligation fee in addition to the registration fee. The purpose of this fee is to keep registration costs affordable for players. The volunteer obligation fee can either be paid in full when registering or “worked off “over the season. See the Volunteer Obligation page for more information. New this season, all online registrations will require a stored credit or debit card. We are no longer collecting post-dated fundraising checks. All obligations owed at the end of the season will be charged to the stored credit or debit card, including lost or stolen jerseys.


Registration is handled online through our DaySmart Recreation System. You may either pay the registration fee in full or set up a payment plan ($100 deposit and four installments – 10/1, 11/1, 12/1, 1/1/24). When registering, make sure to have your player’s name selected from the dropdown menu. DaySmart will only show programs your player is age-eligible for.

Your child will need a 2023-2024 USA Hockey number in order to register! Please make sure to register your player using their FULL legal name as it appears on their birth certificate. Legal names are required by the registrar and all players must provide a birth certificate if they have not submitted one in a prior season. If your family needs assistance covering the USA Hockey membership fee, you may apply for a USA Hockey Membership Relief Fund Grant.

Costs associated with travel are not included in the registration fee, and families are responsible for their share. These costs include tournament fees for away tournaments, individual travel costs (hotel, gas, meals), coaches’ travel expenses, and other miscellaneous fees that each team may choose to incur.

Registration Checklist:

  • Copy of birth certificate or passport (for ALL players who have not submitted one prior to this season – please email a scanned or photographed copy to registrar@glaciericerink.com)
  • 2023-24 USA Hockey number
  • Review Player/Parent (agreed to online) Codes of Conduct: Player, Parent
  • Review (agreed to online) Concussion Policy and Form

See our Financial Policies for information on payment plans and refunds.

Registration Links:


We communicate primarily through email. If you choose to unsubscribe from all emails in the DaySmart system you may miss out on program information and reminders. If you subscribe to SMS reminders, we will use those to text you important messages such as weather closures. To receive these text messages, you must include your mobile carrier.

Unless you’ve unsubscribed, we will add your email address to our Glacier Ice Rink email newsletter list. This newsletter is sent monthly and includes general rink announcements and events. You may unsubscribe at any time from this email and still receive youth hockey information.

Team managers use TeamSnap to communicate within the team.

Financial Assistance Application

Financial aid is available for families who are in need of assistance with their registration fees. To apply, complete a Financial Aid Application and return via email or mail prior to the program’s registration deadline or start date. Financial assistance covers up to 2/3 of the player’s registration fee. Financial assistance does not cover the volunteer obligation amount. Players should still register for the program prior to the registration deadline and/or program start date, and select the payment plan option. If the player is awarded financial assistance, the assistance amount will be applied to the remaining balance.

Equipment Rental

Rental equipment appointments will be available for the 23-24 season starting in late August.

Rental equipment is available for the season at a cost of $75 per player. All equipment rental is by appointment only through our scheduling software. Please use this link: Online Equipment Rental Scheduling. If you have multiple children in the program, please make at least TWO appointments to allow adequate time for the gear fittings. FAMILIES THAT HAVE MULTIPLE PLAYERS IN THE PROGRAM SHOULD MAKE ONE APPOINTMENT PER PLAYER. If you have multiple children in the program, please make at least TWO appointments to allow adequate time for the gear fittings.


More information coming soon.

Athletic Training

The University of Montana provides athletic training services to the University of Montana men’s hockey and participants in MAYHA programs. These services encompass the prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of emergent, acute, or chronic injuries and medical conditions. They work with the athlete, coaches, and parents to ensure the health and safety of an athlete following an injury. Concussion baseline and follow-up testing is also offered for each athlete participating in any league. All services are provided at the rink at no charge to our users, and are available by call and arrangement.

Contacts: Nick Cromidas (661) 713-0996  | Mitch Willert (608) 287-4077 | Valerie Moody (406) 493-4651


Please see the MAYHA Guidebook and our MAYHA Travel Policy for complete information on our program’s policies and procedures.

Youth Hockey Contact Information

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